The Gospel Remix

Author: Ralph C. Watkins
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Each generation brings change, and challenge, to the church. Today's black church faces the challenge of the hip hop generation. Church leaders are asking: Do we critique or accept hip hop? How can African Americans embrace something that so often makes us look bad? Can one be hip hop and still be a Christian? In this timely and important new resource, professor and preacher-turned-DJ Ralph Watkins explores sociological, theological, and biblical perspectives in addressing the questions facing the church about the hip hop generation. Contributors Jason Barr Jr., Jamal Harrison-Bryant, William Curtis, and Otis Moss III respond from their personal experiences creating The Gospel Remix in their congregations and communities. Consider their candid ministry profiles of the hip hop pastor as prophet, father, peer, and model professional. If you are serious about disciple making and reaching the lost, learn to walk as Jesus did, among this generation's equivalent of "tax collectors and sinners." Book jacket.

Religion And Hip Hop

Author: Monica R. Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415628571
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Religion and Hip Hop brings together the category of religion, Hip Hop cultural modalities and the demographic of youth. Bringing postmodern theory and critical approaches in the study of religion to bear on Hip Hop cultural practices, this book examines how scholars in religious and theological studies have deployed and approached religion when analyzing Hip Hop data. Using existing empirical studies on youth and religion to the cultural criticism of the Humanities, Religion and Hip Hop argues that common among existing scholarship is a thin interrogation of the category of religion. As such, Miller calls for a redescription of religion in popular cultural analysis - a challenge she further explores and advances through various materialist engagements. Going beyond the traditional and more common approach of analyzing rap lyrics, from film, dance, to virtual reality, Religion and Hip Hop takes a fresh approach to exploring the paranoid posture of the religious in popular cultural forms, by going beyond what "is" religious about Hip Hop culture. Rather, Miller explores what rhetorical uses of religion in Hip Hop culture accomplish for various and often competing social and cultural interests.

Hip Hop S Hostile Gospel

Author: Daniel White Hodge
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004210601
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In this book, Hodge takes into account the Christological, theological, and ecclesiological ruminations of a selected group of Hip Hop and rap song lyrics, interviews, and interviews from those defined as Hip Hoppers.

See You At The Crossroads Hip Hop Scholarship At The Intersections

Author: Brad Porfilio
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462096740
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See You at the Crossroads: Hip Hop Scholarship at the Intersections Dialectical Harmony, Ethics, Aesthetics, and Panoply of Voices offers several essential contributions to the field of Hip Hop studies. It presents several snapshots of innovative work within (and at the intersections between) several intellectual fields of study. The collection of essays reveal the dialectical harmony and solidarity with which Hip Hop scholars, activists, and artists collectively mobilize, stand together, and collaboratively sustain in hopes of realizing social justice and actualizing global liberation. Several leading scholars in Hip Hop studies also provide insight to the aesthetic, the affordances, the ethics, and panoply of voices in Hip Hop culture. Finally, through empirical research, direct artistic engagement and critical pedagogical praxis, the contributors demonstrate how Hip Hop Based Education (HHBE) catalyzes civic engagement and democratic participation in schools through the use of democratic aesthetic tools to galvanize social change.

The Black Church And Hip Hop Culture

Author: Emmett G. Price, III
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081088237X
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In this collection of provocative essays, leading thinkers, preachers, and scholars from around the country challenge both the Black church and the hip-hop generation to realize their shared responsibilities to one another and to the greater society.

Music In The Life Of The African Church

Author: Roberta Rose King
Publisher: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 1602580227
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A pioneering investigation into the role of music in spreading Christianity throughout Africa

Rap And Religion Understanding The Gangsta S God

Author: Ebony A. Utley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313376697
Size: 11.81 MB
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This book provides an enlightening, representative account of how rappers talk about God in their lyrics—and why a sense of religion plays an intrinsic role within hip hop culture. • A bibliography of cited sources on rap music and hip hop culture • An index of key terms and artists • A discography of rap songs with religious themes

Hip Hop S Amnesia

Author: Reiland Rabaka
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739174932
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What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the spirituals, classic blues, ragtime, classic jazz, and bebop? What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the Black Women’s Club Movement, New Negro Movement, Harlem Renaissance, Hipster Movement, and Black Muslim Movement? How did black popular music and black popular culture between 1900 and the 1950s influence white youth culture, especially the Lost Generation and the Beat Generation, in ways that mirror rap music and hip hop culture’s influence on contemporary white youth music, culture, and politics? In Hip Hop’s Amnesia award-winning author, spoken-word artist, and multi-instrumentalist Reiland Rabaka answers these questions by rescuing and reclaiming the often-overlooked early twentieth century origins and evolution of rap music and hip hop culture. Hip Hop’s Amnesia is a study about aesthetics and politics, music and social movements, as well as the ways in which African Americans’ unique history and culture has consistently led them to create musics that have served as the soundtracks for their socio-political aspirations and frustrations, their socio-political organizations and nationally-networked movements. The musics of the major African American social and political movements of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s were based and ultimately built on earlier forms of “African American movement music.” Therefore, in order to really and truly understand rap music and hip hop culture we must critically examine both classical African American musics and the classical African American movements that these musics served as soundtracks for. This book is primarily preoccupied with the ways in which post-enslavement black popular music and black popular culture frequently served as a soundtrack for and reflected the grassroots politics of post-enslavement African American social and political movements. Where many Hip Hop Studies scholars have made clever allusions to the ways that rap music and hip hop culture are connected to and seem to innovatively evolve earlier forms of black popular music and black popular culture, Hip Hop’s Amnesia moves beyond anecdotes and witty allusions and earnestly endeavors a full-fledged critical examination and archive-informed re-evaluation of “hip hop’s inheritance” from the major African American musics and movements of the first half of the twentieth century: classic blues, ragtime, classic jazz, swing, bebop, the Black Women’s Club Movement, the New Negro Movement, the Harlem Renaissance, the Bebop Movement, the Hipster Movement, and the Black Muslim Movement.

Worship On The Way

Author: Russell Yee
ISBN: 9780817017071
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Is there such a thing as Asian North American Christian worship? How can Asian North Americans interpret their Christian faith through the lens of their cultural identity? What aspects of Asian culture may illuminate and enrich Christian worship? Pastor and author Russell Yee set out to answer these questions, and ended up writing a book that invites readers to create their own uniquely contextualized worship experiences. Features sample resources and templates for creating your own prayers, litanies, poems, and spoken word pieces!